The Law Students’ Debating Society of Ireland

Cumann Díospóireachta Mhic Léinn Dlí na hÉireann

The Law Students’ Debating Society of Ireland (LSDSI) is a student–run body originally formed as a debating society in 1830. Over the years, it has evolved and now represents all facets of student life at King’s Inns. The LSDSI benefits from considerable support and direction of King’s Inns.

President: The Hon. Justice Donal O’Donnell, Chief Justice of Ireland

Vice–President: Charles Lysaght BL, Ex–Auditor

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Each year the student body elects an Auditor who assembles a committee with specific positions designated to oversee mooting, social activities, education and sports. 

The Auditor, as well as convening committee meetings, hosts an Inaugural Address each year that is normally chaired by a judge of the Irish Courts.

Committee 2021 – 2022 

Auditor: Aisling Bruen

Degree of Barrister–at–Law, Modular 2: Sofiya Kalinova, Michelle Flaherty and William Dunne

Degree of Barrister–at–Law, Modular 1: Paula Cassidy and Niall Williams

Degree of Barrister–at–Law, Full–time: Paul Maier and Fearghas O’Gabhan

Diploma in Legal Studies, Year 2: Lauren O’Brien 

Diploma in Legal Studies, Year 1: James Kearney